The Chess Sessions are coming to The Thornbury Theatre on Saturday 6th July. Chess Records was an American record company, founded in 1950 in Chicago and specializing in blues and rhythm and blues. Over time it expanded into soul music, gospel music, early rock and roll, and occasional jazz and comedy recordings. Across his 50 year plus career as a contemporary rock musician (Cam-Pact, The Dingoes, Axiom) Chris Stockley has never lost his passion for the blues and particularly Chess Records. Along with his colleagues in his band Bram (Michael Bright, Guitar/Vocals, Les Oldman, drums/vocals and John Dynon, Bass). An entire program of songs from the catalogue of Chess Records will be presented on the night, from the raw rhythm and blues of Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf, the rock and roll of Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley, the sweet soul of Etta James and Billy Stewart to the jazz of Ahmad Jamal and Ramsey Lewis - and that's just the singles. Special guests James Black, Kelly Auty and Robert Price join Chris and his band BRAM to celebrate that extraordinary hot bed of blues, soul, R&B and jazz. Too good to miss!